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Case Example: Lincoln-Lancaster

Description:

At the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department in Nebraska, a team of seven division managers and Health Department leadership completed the Local Health Department Self-Assessment Tool for Accreditation Preparation.  The result included scoring of the 255 Operational Definition indicators, some implementation of quality improvement processes, and the identification of illustrative evidence.

A second outcome of the project was the development of a database to connect the Operational Definition indicators and illustrative evidence to the Department's existing databases and hard copy files.  As a result of the demonstration project, the Department will proceed with pursuing national accreditation.

Detailed information on the project is available in this 7-page case example.

Toolkit:

Accreditation Preparation Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Quality Improvement

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

Submitted:

08/04/2008

Modified:

06/25/2010

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